IT Wasquehal

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The Entente Sportive de Wasquehal or ES Wasquehal for short was a French football club from Wasquehal , near the Belgian-French border between Lille , Roubaix and Tourcoing .

The club colors are red and white; The home stadium is currently the local Complexe sportif Lucien-Montagne , which has a seating capacity of 500. The club's president is Gérard Vignoble; the league team is trained by Claude Strassel . (As of January 2013)


ES Wasquehal was created in 1945 through the merger of two local clubs that existed before the Second World War , Union Sportive (founded in 1924 - this is the year ESW is currently giving as its founding date) and Association Sportive . In 1940 these two had already merged with other sports clubs in the community to form Sports Réunis de Wasquehal , a "marriage of convenience" ended in 1945 in order to be able to maintain sports operations under the restrictive conditions of war and German occupation.

In the first four decades or so, the ES Wasquehal footballers competed in regional play, most recently in the d'Honneur division , from which they rose to the national amateur league in 1988. In 1997 he was promoted to the professional second division . From this point on, the fighting team had to move from the non -league- compatible, 2,900-seat domestic Stade Arthur-Buyse to the North Stadium in neighboring Villeneuve-d'Ascq , where they continued to play after their relegation in 2003.

League affiliation and achievements

ES Wasquehal had professional status from 1997 to 2004; in the first six years of this period she belonged to Division 2 (since 2002 called Ligue 2 ). She has never been represented in the highest French league . In the 2013/14 season, the club's first team plays in the fifth-rate amateur league CFA2 .

Her best final placement so far, she achieved in the second division season 2000/01 , when she finished 13th. As a title she can book a third division championship (1997); In addition, the footballers reached the second round in the 2001 and 2003 national cup competitions .

A merger with city rivals Capreau Sport Wasquehal , desired by the city administration, failed due to resistance from the members of the latter. As a result, ESW and Wasquehal Futsal Club merged to form the new club Wasquehal Football in summer 2017 . He competes in the fifth division (National 3) in 2017/2018 .

Former players and coaches who are essential for the club

  • Pascal Cygan , as a youth and amateur player until 1995 and as sports director from 2013 at ESW
  • Robert Malm , 2001/02 player at ESW
  • Jean Sécember , 1933/34 with the predecessor USW and later French national player
  • Alassane Pléa , 2008/09 in the junior division


  • Thierry Berthou / Collectif: Dictionnaire historique des clubs de football français. Pages de Foot, Créteil 1999, ISBN 2-913146-02-3 , Volume 2, pp. 478-480

Web links

Commons : ES Wasquehal  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. Wasquehal Foot respectera tout le monde mais ne craindra personne ...